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2010-11-02 11:59:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and leasing company BOC Aviation today announced an order for eight 777-300ERs (extended range) valued at approximately $2.2 billion at average list prices. BOC Aviation will lease the new airplanes to Thai Airways International (THAI), Thailand's flagship carrier. "Boeing 777-300ER airplanes have proven their reliability and enabled airlines the world over to profitably operate long-haul routes," said Robert Martin, managing...

2010-01-28 00:08:00

BANGKOK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Thai Airways International Public Company Limited won the prestigious "Suriyasasithorn" calendar design awards for 2010 in two categories: Best General Notebook Calendar and Best Creativity and Design. The awards were given by the Public Relations Society of Thailand. To mark its 50th anniversary, THAI created the 'A Journey of Silk' calendar to greet Thai and international passengers worldwide and spread joy during the holiday season. Each calendar is...

2008-08-26 06:00:39

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 26 August [Report by Post Reporters: "Chirmsak sues Nok Air, says its security lax"] Former Bangkok senator Chirmsak Pinthong yesterday sued the director of Nakhon Si Thammarat provincial airport and the budget airline Nok Air for negligence over alleged lax security. The former senator's suit was the first to be filed with the newly-established Consumer Court set up under the 2008 Consumer Case Procedures Act which took...

2008-08-25 06:00:46

Thai Airways has opened its renovated Royal Silk lounge at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. Thai Airways's Royal Silk lounge at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport has undergone renovations from November 2007 until April 2008. The airline said that the new lounge has capacity for 75 passengers, 11 seats in the VIP section and 64 seats in the main lounge. Thai Airways's Royal Silk lounge serves its business class passengers, Royal Orchid Plus gold card members, Star...

2008-06-27 09:02:49

Thai Airways has announced that it will suspend its service between Bangkok and New York, effective July 1, 2008, due to the continually increasing cost of jet fuel. The airline said that, while it will discontinue its New York operations, the company will retain service on the return Bangkok-Los Angeles route, which will utilize Airbus A340-500 aircraft until September 2008. Thereafter, the carrier will utilize Boeing 777-200ER aircraft to and from Los Angeles at five flights per week....

2007-05-11 06:27:14

DOI LANG, Thailand - It seemed like a good idea: fly a rare vulture from Thailand back to its native Mongolia. Thai Airways agreed to transport the bird and nature lovers rallied to the cause. But fears of bird flu thwarted the flight, and the vulture was freed in northern Thailand on Thursday, thousands of miles from home. China and South Korea refused to let the bird be flown through their capitals, despite tests showing it did not have bird flu. The cinereous vulture - nicknamed Anakin...

2007-03-08 00:10:00

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The next time you take a Thai Airways flight to China, a passenger with a wingspan of 9.2 feet and a taste for rotting carcasses may also be on board. The country's national carrier announced Wednesday that it will transport a juvenile cinereous vulture to Beijing on March 21 to help return the rare bird to its natural environment in Mongolia. The vulture - normally not found in Thailand - has been nursed back to health by veterinarians at Kasetsart University in Bangkok,...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'